By; Francis Lubega
Several legislators have lashed out at President Yoweri Museveni’s proposal of arming and deploying over 24000 reserves mostly in small trading centers around the capital Kampala and Wakiso saying are unrealistic and dangerous.
According to President Museveni, the project will cost about Shs 57billion.
Busiro East MP Medard Lubega Seggona says arming LDU’s is more dangerous and will most likely create more insecurity in the country.
Arua Municipality MP Kassiano Wadri Ezati says that the return of the LDUs could be disastrous in a country where gun control is still a challenge.
Wadri says Ugandan leaders need to focus more energy on addressing the root causes of problems affecting Ugandans.
Lwemiyaga County MP Theodore Ssekikubo says the president promised a lot just to give Ugandans false hope adding that Uganda’s problems can only be answered if the succession question is resolved.
Dokolo South MP Felix Okot Ogong says the President is trying to allay fears of the public and is trying to appear strong yet knowing that the situation is dire.